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A Morning Out at Grasshoppers, Tong Garden Centre

A few weeks ago we decided to spend the morning at Grasshoppers at Tong Garden Centre near Bradford.

Tong Garden Centre has gone through a bit of a renaissance over the past couple of years, with its cafe undergoing massive refurbishment and the addition of a fantastic outdoors children’s play area.

Grasshoppers has everything to keep kids of all ages entertained. There’s a giant sandpit with a water table, two bouncing pillows, zip wires and two adventure playgrounds. Younger children can enjoy the playhouse section or perhaps older children can enjoy driving the coin-operated cars.

Grasshoppers Tong Garden Centre
One of the two adventure playgrounds
Grasshoppers Tong Garden Centre
The giant sandpit and water table

I had taken Jack on a number of occasions while I was pregnant with George. During the week it’s really quiet but I can imagine it gets very busy during the weekend.

What I love about this place, and why we keep returning, is that it is really safe and secure. There are plenty of benches should you want to stay for some lunch. They now allow families to bring picnics and you can also buy sandwiches, hot food and snacks – all made with kids in mind. You can even pick up a Mr Moo’s ice cream if you fancy a treat.

Tong Garden Centre Grasshoppers
Jack enjoying the bouncy pillow

We usually tread ourselves to a coffee to keep our hands warm while the kids run around having fun gliding down sliding or digging in the sandpit.

It’s the perfect place for children up to 10 years old and you can even hold birthday parties there, too.

No doubt over the summer we shall be returning for more fun in the sun.


Children: £4.50

Happy Play (term time only): £4.00

Under 1’s and Adults: Free

End of Day Play (After 3.30pm Monday to Saturday): £3

Childminders: £3.50

Max Card: £2.50

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